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The Mission of the Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is to promote more sustainable resources utilization and protection of natural resources in the County. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) assists farmers, communities, watershed planners and landowners in developing and implementing conservation and resource management systems and practices including tree sales. The Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) also serves as a source for conservation and resource information and provides environmental education for county residents.
The SWCD Board Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of each month beginning at 8:00 AM. Meetings are held at 2122 Campus Dr. SE, in Conference Room A. If these dates and times change you will be notified here.
Lake Zumbro Joint Powers Board Information
Oronoco Dam Removal and Zumbro River Restoration Project Information
The 2018 Plat Books are available for purchase at our Public Works Main Office located at 2122 Campus Drive SE, Suite 200 in Rochester for a fee of $35.00 plus tax.
Tracking and Compliance Buffer Law Initiative with Map
2019 Operational Plan
2019 Olmsted SWCD Outstanding Conservationist
2018 Year in Review
Tree and Shrub Descriptions
MN CREP Program Sign Up
MN Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Agricultural Best Management Practices Loan
Olmsted County Soil Health Farm Field Day
Geographic Information Systems
Precipitation Monitoring Program
RIM and WHIP Programs
Root River 1W1P
State Cost Share Program
Wetland Conservation Act
2122 Campus Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507 328-7070